Tana (Norway)

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Summer night on the Tana River

The Tana River (Finnish: Teno or Tenojoki; Norwegian: Tanaelva; Swedish: Tana älv), is a 361-kilometre long (224 mi) river, and it is the border between Norway and Finland for 256-kilometre long (159 mi).[1] The river is in Sápmi area of northern Fenno-Scandinavia, sometimes called Scandinavia. The river flows through Finnmark county, Norway, and the Lapland region of Finland. The Sámi name means "Great River". The main tributaries of Tana are Anarjohka and Karasjohka rivers.[2] It is one of the world's most important rivers for Atlantic salmon reproduction.[3]

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  1. https://snl.no/Tanaelva
  2. Karl Nickul, The Lappish Nation: citizens of four countries (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, 1977), p. 32
  3. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe,Our Waters: Joining Hands Across Borders : First Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters (New York: United Nations, 2007), p. 47

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